The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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Colorado woman impaled in distracted driving crash

Updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ELIZABETH, Colo. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A grisly tale out of Colorado is being put forward as a cautionary tale against checking your phone while driving, as a woman impaled herself after a distracted driving crash, and very nearly died.

Now, she's telling a painful story about the dangers of texting behind the wheel.

Christina Jahnz looked down at her phone, while pulling into her daughter's school, when her SUV slammed into the guardrail, and a metal pole about four inches thick.

The pole reportedly went through the headlight, straight into her hip, and out the top of her buttocks, pinning her to the seat.

Doctors say it barely missed vital organs, something she contributes to a higher power.

"He put it in the perfect spot so I could be here with my family; raise my children," she said.

Her daughter says it was a miracle becuase if it was any higher, she would be gone.

Now, Christina wants to make sure no one else makes the same mistake.

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